This Starcraft 2 Tactical Command challenge guide provides
specific step-by-step instructions for unlocking the gold medal by losing 10 units or less. By using the
strategies outlined here, you should only lose a couple units during the challenge.
This particular challenge tasks players splitting up an army into 3 groups to take out an opponent while
protecting a Supply Depot. Players can lose 10 units or less and still earn the gold medal, but they must protect
the Supply Depot or the challenge fails.
There are 9 total obstacles - 3 for each of the 3 rounds, that players must defeat. As a result, players can
only lose 3-4 units per round in order to beat this mission.
Tactical Command Gold Medal Video Walkthrough
Here is a video walkthrough demonstrating how to beat Tactical Command. Below that, you will find specific split
instructions that you can print off if you would like which tell you exactly how to beat each wave.
Step By Step Instructions for Tactical Command
Here is how you can split up your armies and some specific strategies for Tactical Command:
Top Left: Send all but 2 Hellions here. In order to beat the Zerglings, place your
Hellions on Hold position ("H" key) and let them get a shot off. Run them directly away from the Zerglings and
tap the H key again, letting them all get a shot off. Do this one more time and you defeat all the Zerglings
without losing a single Hellion. The key is to wait until the Zerglings are practically in melee range before
running away with the Hellions. You should not lose any units here.
Right: 1 Siege Tank, 2 Hellions. Place the Siege Tank in Siege Mode in front of the Supply
Depot. Use your 2 Hellions to distract the Banelings while the Siege Tank kills them. You only need to kill a
few Banelings though - the Siege Tank can absorb multiple hits from them. No units lost.
Bottom Left: Ghost, All Marines, All Medivacs. Clump up your Marines around the Supply
Depot. As soon as the match starts send your Ghost in cloaked to snipe Mutalisks. Stim your Marines and let
them kill the Mutalisks. Typically you will lose 3-4 Marines here, but that is okay since the other two
scenarios should be 0 units lost.
Top Left: 6 Marauders, 2 Medivacs should be sent here. This fight involves a superior
number of Roaches, but these are pre-buff Roaches that have a very short range. Stim your Marauders and get a
few shots off then run away for 2-3 seconds. Stop again, get a few shots off, then run away again. At this
point, about half the Roaches should be dead. You can keep kiting or stop and just stand there and fire. Any
Marauder that is low on HP can be scooped up by the Medivacs. No units lost.
Right: Ghost, All Marines, 2 Marauders. Place the Marines and Marauders in a ball by the
Supply Depot with the Marauders in front. Send the Ghost up cloaked ahead of them to Snipe the Ultralisk. You
should be able to get 6 Snipes off with the Ghost, taking half (if not more) of the Ultralisk's HP away. Stim
with all your units and burn the Ultralisk down. The Ultralisk may get a few swings on your Marauders, but it
should not kill any units. No units lost.
Bottom Left: All Siege Tanks. Spread the Siege Tanks out in an arc behind the Supply
Depot. If you do this appropriately, you should not lose any units to the Hydralisks. If you bunch up your
Siege Tanks however you may lose one or two. 0-2 units lost.
Top Left: Send 7 Vikings + all the Hellions here. As soon as the thing starts, send your
Vikings in to focus-fire down the Broodlords. Use shift-click to attack so you can ignore them and focus on the
Hellions versus the Zerglings. The Hellions can kite the Zerglings easy just like in the first round. You will
want to then sit your Hellions behind the Supply Depot so the Broodlords do not get to hit them.
Right: Send 1 Thor, all Siege Tanks, all Marauders, 1 Ghost, and all Medivacs here.
The trick here is to put all your tanks in Siege Mode by the Supply Depot. Directly in front of your Siege
tanks, place your Marauders in a line from north to south. Directly in front of everything, place your Thor on
hold position. Your Thor will be your tank while your Siege Tanks and Marauders kill everything. Keep a Medivac
right next to the Thor. When the Thor's HP drops, scoop it up with the Medivac so you do not lose any units.
Use Snipe with the Ghost to thin out the enemy's army. 0-1 units lost.
Bottom Left: Send 3 Vikings and 4 Thors. Put the Vikings just behind the Thors so that
they do not get attacked by any Mutalisks. Make sure the Thors are bunched up so the Mutalisks clump up. Let
the Thors tank. They should be fine but if they get low on HP pull the one in the back away so it lives. No
In Round 1, you will lose 3-4 units as the Mutalisks kill a few Marines. Round 2 and 3 can easily be done with
no losses, though the Hydralisks in Round 2 and 3 may kill off 1-2 units. Even with max casualties, this strategy
should make getting the Gold Medal very simple.